GPCA PLASTICON

About PlastiCon

The GCC plastics conversion industry is reaching a fork in the road ahead. The question is, where will paths lead for growth and sustainability?

The 2017 conference explores key international industry trends with a focus on where sustainable growth can be created and harnessed within the GCC polymer value chain. CEO’s from some of the region’s largest companies will set the tone for discussion followed by industry experts who will present their ideas about opportunities for future leverage.

The GCC is set to commission three global scale elastomer plants which brings the focus of discussion of the conference to two major topics. The conference will discuss the impact that this market supply push will have for the regions thermoplastic processors and the opportunities that lay ahead for investment within the industry landscape. In addition, it will provide in-depth insight into the future sustainability plans and targets of the GCC plastics conversion industry and the steps that need to be taken to achieve these goals.

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A platform to discuss the dynamism of the plastics industry.

Mohammed Azzaz
Director Value Parks Department. Sadara

The conference provides added value with a combination of technical and high level speakers.

Yavuz Eroglu
President, PAGEV

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A few of our 2016 speakers

Dr. Mohammad Al Mulla

Dr. Mohammad Al Mulla

Managing Director and CEO, QAP... and Chairman Plastics Committe...

Dr. Mohammed Yousef Al-Mulla is the Managing Director and CEO of QAPCO, a pioneer in petrochemical production in the Middle East established in 1974. ...

Muhammad Husain

Muhammad Husain

President and CEO, EQUATE

Mohammad Husain has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of EQUATE Petrochemical Company since April 2012. Prior to joining EQUATE, he was ho...

Mark Lindenfelzer

Mark Lindenfelzer

President, MuCell Extrusion LLC

Mark L. Hardaker

Mark L. Hardaker

President, Triomada Plastic International...

Mark Hardaker is the President of Triomada Plastics International, a manufacturer of high-quality cast stretch film based in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The co...

Helga Vanthounout

Helga Vanthounout

Senior Expert, McKinsey and Company

Helga Vanthournout is a Senior Expert with McKinsey and Company’s Center for Business and the Environment. Based in Geneva, she drives McKinsey’s client a...

David Lines

David Lines

Principal – Energy and Chemi... Nexant

David Lines holds the position of Principal, Energy and Chemicals Consulting – Europe, Africa and the Middle East at Nexant and has lectured and written w...

Tilman Ehret

Tilman Ehret

CEO, Astra Polymers

Daker El Rabaya

Daker El Rabaya

MD - Waste Recovery and Proces... Bee’ah

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The 8th GPCA PlastiCon

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Program Schedule

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration Opens

  • 09:00 10:10

    Session 1: Key notes

  • 09:00 09:10

    Opening remarks

    Dr. Mohammad Al Mulla

    Managing Director and CEO, QAP...
    and Chairman Plastics Committe...

  • 09:30 09:50

    Key note session: GCC plastics...

  • 09:50 10:10

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 10:10 11:10

    Session 2: International trend...

  • 10:10 10:30

    Foam – Walled packaging

    Mark Lindenfelzer

    President,
    MuCell Extrusion LLC

  • 10:30 10:40

    The opportunities, challenges ...

    Mark L. Hardaker

    President,
    Triomada Plastic International...

  • 10:50 11:10

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 11:10 11:30

    Networking break

  • 11:30 12:50

    Session 3: Thermoplastic 3-D p...

  • 11:30 11:50

    3D printing medium- Scale prod...

  • 11:50 12:10

    Industry trends in large scale...

  • 12:10 12:30

    Thermoplastics for 3-D printin...

  • 12:30 12:50

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 12:50 14:00

    Networking lunch

  • 14:00 15:20

    Session 4: Thermoplastic elast...

  • 14:00 14:20

    Thermoplastic elastomers (pack...

  • 14:20 14:40

    Thermoplastic elastomers (cons...

  • 14:40 15:00

    Thermoplastic elastomers (cons...

  • 15:00 15:20

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 15:20 15:40

    Networking break

  • 15:40 16:00

    Medical, cosmetics and pharmac...

  • 16:00 16:20

    Oil and gas field applications

  • 16:20 16:40

    Testing and properties of TPE/...

  • 16:40 17:00

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 19:00 21:00

    GPCA Plastic Excellence Awards...

  • 08:00 09:00

    Registration Opens

  • 09:00 10:20

    Session 5: International suppl...

  • 09:00 09:20

    Impact of a changing global la...

    David Lines

    Principal – Energy and Chemi...
    Nexant

  • 09:20 09:40

    Key note: Cleaning up in appli...

  • 09:40 10:00

    Supplying GAFTA and beyond fro...

  • 10:00 10:20

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 10:20 10:40

    Networking break

  • 10:40 12:00

    Session 6: Export opportunitie...

  • 10:40 11:00

    Opportunities in Africa (inclu...

  • 11:00 11:20

    Opportunities in India

    Tilman Ehret

    CEO,
    Astra Polymers

  • 11:20 11:40

    Trade barriers and trade flows

  • 11:40 12:00

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 12:00 13:30

    Networking lunch

  • 13:30 14:50

    Session 7: Plastics in the GCC...

  • 13:30 13:50

    Home of innovation

  • 13:50 14:10

    Hot/cold water pipes

  • 14:10 14:30

    Artificial wood

  • 14:30 14:50

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 14:50 16:30

    Session 8: Sustainability with...

  • 14:50 15:10

    Rethinking the Future of Plast...

    Helga Vanthounout

    Senior Expert,
    McKinsey and Company

  • 15:10 15:30

    PS foam insulation

  • 15:30 15:50

    Solar power

  • 15:50 16:10

    Recycling value chain

    Daker El Rabaya

    MD - Waste Recovery and Proces...
    Bee’ah

  • 16:10 16:30

    Panel discussion and Q&A ...

  • 16:30 16:45

    Closing address

    Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun

    Secretary General,
    GPCA

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